Organic Center report :: Simplifying the Pesticide Risk Equation (PDF)
A state-of-the-art discussion of how
and where Americans are exposed to pesticides in our diet,
of the seasonal variations in pesticide risks, and of how
these dietary risks can be nearly eliminated by food choices
that are within your own control.
The PAN Pesticide Database brings together information on pesticides from many different sources, providing human toxicity (chronic and acute), ecotoxicity and regulatory information for about 6,400 pesticide active ingredients and their transformation products.
Environmental Working Group Shopper’s Guide
Last year, the Environmental Working Group released the latest
edition of their classic Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides, which includes
the latest (2008) government data. Their guide shows you the fruits
and vegetables with the most and least pesticides, to help you make
the decision on when to buy organic.
Organic Center Pocket Guide
The Organic Center has a pocket guide for reducing pesticide dietary
exposure. In the wallet-sized four-fold guide, "Organic Essentials" offers two lists covering domestically grown fruits and vegetables that pose the greatest pesticide dietary risks, while two other lists apply to imported produce that typically enters the U.S. market in the wintertime.
USDA Pesticide Data Program
The Pesticide Data Program (PDP) is USDA’s national pesticide residue database program. PDP collects and analyzes pesticide residue data on agricultural commodities in the U.S. food supply, with an emphasis on those commodities highly consumed by infants and children. The USDA Agricultural Marketing website has the PDP Data and Reports for each year beginning with 1992.
Find Out :: What's on your food?
Baby Food - Applesauce
Baby Food - Carrots
Baby Food - Green Beans
Baby Food - Peaches
Baby Food - Pears
Baby Food - Peas
Baby Food - Sweet Potato
Black Beans, Canned
Garbanzo Beans, Canned
Green Beans, Canned
Green Beans, Frozen
Kidney Beans, Canned
Pear Juice Conc./Puree
Pinto Beans, Canned
Plums, Dried (Prunes)
Sweet Bell Peppers
Sweet Corn, Fresh
Sweet Corn, Frozen
Sweet Peas, Frozen
Winter Squash, Frozen
Learn More» ADHD & pesticide residues
A new study out of Harvard shows that even tiny, allowable amounts of a common pesticide class can have dramatic effects on brain chemistry. Organophosphate insecticides (OP’s) are among the most widely used pesticides in the U.S. & have long been known to be particularly toxic for children. This is the first study to examine their effects across a representative population with average levels of exposure. Finding :: Kids with above-average pesticide exposures are 2x as likely to have ADHD. Read the full report »